Brazos Valley Food Bank

 

“Are you or someone you know struggling to make ends meet? Do you wonder how you are going to put food on the table for your family, for yourself?

If you are in this situation, please know there is help. There is a network of churches and other helping agencies throughout the Brazos Valley that provide food to individuals and families in need for FREE. The Brazos Valley Food Bank provides food to these organizations. These helping organizations, in turn, provide the food to those in need. 

For more information about how to get free food from these helping agencies, please click on the picture of the County to your left where you live. You will be provided with a list of all the food pantries in that County. There will also be information about where the pantry is located, times when they distribute the food and what kind of requirements they have for those in need to qualify for their services.”

 

The Brazos Valley Food Bank is a central distribution site that unites food donors, volunteers and hunger-relief agencies. As the hub of over 36 different agencies that feed the hungry throughout Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Madison, Robertson and Washington Counties, the Brazos Valley Food Bank is on target to distribute 6 million pounds of food by this year to over 50,000 different individuals in need. Almost 30% of the food that is distributed is fresh fruits and vegetables, the kinds of food needed to combat chronic disease like childhood obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure.

In addition to supplying food to partner agencies, the Food Bank oversees Children’s BackPackSenior Bags,Family Box and Benefits Assistance programs, as well as oversees Mobile Food and School-Based Food Pantries to reach those in need. 

Mission
The Brazos Valley Food Bank, Inc. strives to alleviate hunger in the Brazos Valley by distributing food and educational resources to our neighbors in need through a network of hunger relief partners.

Statement of Goals and Values
· Reduce food waste by utilizing an organized and efficient system to acquire and reclaim food that might otherwise be wasted;
· Distribute food through a network of accredited partner agencies (pantries, meal sites, shelters, etc.) that in turn ensure that the food is distributed to individuals in need;
· Be accountable for the most efficient and effective use of our resources, realizing that these resources have been placed in our care, and are ours to administer, because of the generosity of others;
· Increase individual and community awareness and action concerning hunger and potential solutions;
· Play a leadership role in discussions and actions to resolve hunger issues in the community;
· Value the diversity of those we serve. Seek to understand the needs of individuals and or organizations, and remain flexible when determining how best to meet those needs;
· Recognize the right of all human beings to be treated with dignity and respect and pass on this value to our partner agencies who work directly with the hungry. 

In addition to Food for Pantries, the Food Bank now operates BackPackSenior Benefits AssistanceFamily BoxMobile Pantry and Benefits Assistance Programs to reach those in need. 

To learn more about the impact that the Brazos Valley Food Bank makes, please review our July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015 Annual Report. To learn more about the Brazos Valley Food Bank’s Financial position, please review ourJuly 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015 Audit and July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015 990

To learn more about the Brazos Valley Food Bank’s Statement of Values and Code of Ethics, please click here.

Contact The Organization On This Page

(979) 779-3663